Thursday, April 23, 2015


I think about this blog a lot. I have lots of post ideas. But then, it's 8PM and I've been with kids from sun up to sun down I am just so exhausted I can't make sense in writing. Since I'm on vacation this week (which only involves one kid from sun up to sun down), you'll get a Currently post. It's better than nothing, right? 

Reading: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I had a really hard time getting into this book and I've been reading it for almost three weeks now which is almost unheard of for me. I'm pretty into it now though, so I think I'll finish it pretty soon. It's a good book, though a tough read. I'm appreciating that it's giving me yet another perspective on World War II. I don't think I've read another WWII book that takes place in Japan. Wait a sec, isn't one of the Read Harder Challenges to read a book that takes place in Asia? Need to go consult the spreadsheet!

Loving: My DSLR camera. I bought it 4 years (?) ago now. Ironically, I bought it mainly because it takes such good photos of kids (at work) but since Max was born I've barely used it at all because carrying around a big camera and actually taking the time to put the pictures on my computer seemed like a big hassle. But, now that he is more mobile if I don't want every picture to be one big blur, I need to get it out again. Now that I have, I've fallen back in love. 

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Thinking: about whether that adorable child above will be an oldest or an only… nothing is going to happen either way for at least a year, but I think about it a lot and I don't know what I want. It must be nice to be a person who does not overanalyze everything. 

Frustrated: You can tell I am on vacation because I can't think of one single thing I am frustrated about right now. Oh wait, that's a lie… toddler eating is SO frustrating. I try to subscribe to philosophy of I provide a healthy meal and if he eats it, he eats it, if he doesn't, he doesn't. But honestly it is really annoying when you make a whole meal for someone and they dramatically yell and throw it on the floor. This is what I imagine going through Max's mind on a daily basis. Apples are my favorite. I HATE APPLES I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD GIVE ME THAT DISGUSTING FOOD. I want some milk. No I don't want milk. MILK NOW! GET THAT MILK OUT OF MY FACE. I want some waffles. NO, NOT WAFFLES. Waffles! Hmm, do I want waffles? What do they have on them? NO!! I HATE WAFFLES. etc. Can I have some waffles please? 

Feeling: proud and in awe of my sister and my college roommate who both ran the Boston marathon this past Monday. Not only did they run it, but they had fun and finished happy. They both inspire me to make more time in my life for exercise even if it feels impossible some days. Caroline trained for this marathon while basically working two full time jobs and Ashley works 80 hours a week as a doctor. Clearly, these two do not make excuses. 


Anticipating: In a few weeks we will start the ABC Countdown (to the end of the school) in kindergarten. Each day we celebrate a letter with something special, for example A is Art Day, B is Beach Day, C is Career Day. It's a ton of fun and obviously ends up with the best part of the year, SUMMER. So, yeah, anticipating all of that. 

Watching: The Goldbergs. HILARIOUS show based on a true family growing up in the 80s. If you haven't watched it, you should. 

Sad: That vacation is almost over. I have enjoyed spending every day with Eric and Max. 

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Working: On proving I'm a good teacher… have to upload evidence that I am meeting all the standards for my evaluation. Good times. 

Grateful: That the weather is getting ever so slightly better so that we can spend a lot more time outside. The week before vacation both of my aides were out sick with pneumonia. Let's just say that some extra recess was had. Also, it's been SO nice to be able to take Max outside in the morning when he wakes up at the crack of dawn and nothing fun to do is actually open at that hour. 

Listening: To country music, as usual… current favorites: Diamond Rings and Old Barstools (Tim McGraw) and Homegrown (Zac Brown Band). I've also been listening to Undisclosed, the new podcast about the same story that Serial was about. I totally know it's biased but I am not over the story yet I suppose. I also love "Dear Sugar" and the "Sarah R. Bagley podcast" at the moment. 

Wishing: That it was standard procedure to work for 3 weeks a month and then have a week off. I'd argue we would be almost as productive as we are now with this nice break… just sayin' 

What is current in your life these days? 


  1. That shot of Eric swinging Max is soo good! No wonder you pulled your DSLR out again! I have been having limited blogging motivation lately myself. I keep telling myself I'm going to plan posts ahead and write them ahead of time on the weekends but then my weekend time gets ate up and I never do. One day, one day...

    So glad you've had a restful and restoring vacation! Hope that the last couple of months of work aren't too hard on you. I love the idea of the ABC countdown to summer!

  2. Ha, I love the comments about toddler eating! Too funny. Toddlers are just so finicky when it comes to food - I can see why it's frustrating!

    I am glad you guys had a good vacation - hopefully the weather was good too! And I hope this find stretch of school goes by FAST! I am sure you are SO ready for summer!

    I am impressed by how well Caroline and your friend Ashley did. I was wondering how Ashley trained for and ran such a fast race being a doctor as I know how demanding that career is! And Caroline was working so many hours this winter! Those girls must be pros at time management (and have very little downtime!)

    I'm currently grumbling about how awful our weather has been this week. Seriously I have worn a winter hat every morning and it's felt like November. I'm currently looking forward to my half marathon tomorrow but hoping it's not too cold! I know cooler temps are good for racing but I don't like standing around in the cold, waiting for the race to start! And lastly, I'm currently really glad that we don't have much planned for the weekend!

  3. Is this your spring break or did you just take a week of vacation? Love that first shot of cute! I'm not looking forward to the toddler eating stage as I was a super picky child and have a feeling karma is going to bite me in the ass! Haha.

  4. i over analyze... a lot! We are in the thick of the "Do we/don't we" have kids discussion and we just go round and round and round in circles on it. This past weekend we helped some friends out and watched their 20 month & 2 month old and it was fun, Knight & i make a great team but also... I just don't know. So. You're not alone in the analzying department.

    I'm with you, 3 months on, one (or two?) weeks off would be DIVINE.

  5. Awww, it was nice to get this little check-in with you. I am totally feeling ya on not having the time or energy to blog these days. Boo hoo. If it makes you feel better, Gavin (on more than one occasion) has inquired why the weekends can't be 3 days instead of 2. Kids, they're unfiltered and so smart, right?!? I am currently on day "too many" (which is a less technical way of saying Day 17) of a sinus monster attack. I now have drugs, but they are slow to take effect. This spring cold is ridiculous and I'm not a fan, especially because the weather is starting to act appropriately and we had wonderful sun and warmth over the weekend!

  6. Hahaha omg to the toddler eating. I mean it's funny when I read it, but I'm sure is CRAZY frustrating when you're in the thick of it! Hang in there Momma!

    Currently I am sleep deprived and hormonal and loving it. (Well, for the most part - ha!)

  7. I need summer so bad. I can barely focus at anythingggggggg.